Raleigh County, West Virginia Population 2021

Raleigh County, West Virginia's estimated population is 71,739 with a growth rate of -1.12% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Raleigh County, West Virginia is the 7th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 78,919 and has seen a growth of -9.10% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202171,739-811-1.12%
202072,550-811-1.11%
201973,361-811-1.09%
201874,172-894-1.19%
201775,066-1,230-1.61%
201676,296-1,067-1.38%
201577,363-820-1.05%
201478,183-616-0.78%
201378,799-450-0.57%
201279,249-96-0.12%
201179,3454260.54%
201078,9192,1002.73%
199076,819-10,002-11.52%
198086,82116,74123.89%
197070,080-7,746-9.95%
196077,826-18,447-19.16%
195096,2739,58611.06%
194086,68718,61527.35%
193068,07225,59060.24%
192042,48216,84965.73%
191025,63313,197106.12%
190012,4362,83929.58%
18909,5972,23030.27%
18807,3673,694100.57%
18703,6733069.09%
18603,3671,60290.76%
18501,7650.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.12%
County Website
Founded
1850
County Seat
2010 Population
78,919
Growth Since 2010
-9.10%
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Raleigh County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White66,31288.12%
Black or African American5,8167.73%
Two or More Races1,5322.04%
Asian7310.97%
Some Other Race6310.84%
American Indian and Alaska Native2200.29%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander100.01%
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Raleigh County, West Virginia Population by Race

Raleigh County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Raleigh County, West Virginia Median Age

42.2


Total

40.9


Male

44.3


Female

Raleigh County, West Virginia Adults

There are 59,574 adults, (15,077 of whom are seniors) in Raleigh County, West Virginia.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Age Dependency

69.1

Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Raleigh County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

37,573

49.93%

Male

37,679

50.07%

Raleigh County, West Virginia Population by Age

Raleigh County, West Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Raleigh County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.5%11.5%
All73.4%26.6%
Non Family63.7%36.3%
Male59.6%40.4%
Female47.7%52.3%

73.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Raleigh County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All31,2032.3273.4
Married15,1622.9188.5
Non Family10,0681.1863.7
Female4,1422.7847.7
Male1,8312.6259.6

2.78

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

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Raleigh County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,5594.75%
9th to 12th Grade4,6928.71%
High School Graduate21,56940.03%
Some College11,43321.22%
Associates Degree3,6946.86%
Bachelors Degree6,17711.46%
Graduate Degree3,7626.98%
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Raleigh County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Raleigh County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White47,58741,1478,830
Black4,0523,647296
Hispanic814683187
Asian605399348
2+ Races529480148
Other Race31329594
Native American15312050

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 94.25%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.52%.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,508$40,011$25,961
Less Than 9th Grade$23,342$24,592$17,321
High School Graduate$26,436$35,037$20,218
Some College$31,156$41,828$25,778
Bachelors Degree$41,286$45,471$36,949
Graduate Degree$52,619$68,550$46,985

$31,508

Average Earnings

$40,011

Average Male

$25,961

Average Female

Raleigh County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Raleigh County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Raleigh County, West Virginia Language

96.54% of Raleigh County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 3.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.66% of the population.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Language

Raleigh County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White63,82611,67918.30%
Black4,84695919.79%
Multiple1,42535424.84%
Hispanic1,06729227.37%
Other59315826.64%
Asian673294.31%

18.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.28%

Male Poverty Rate

20.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Raleigh County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Raleigh County, West Virginia is Hispanic, with 27.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Raleigh County, West Virginia is Asian, with 4.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.05%.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.83%
High School16.88%
Some College12.97%
Bachelors or Greater4.90%

Raleigh County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed52.49%
Male Unemployed30.44%
Female Employed11.17%
Male Employed5.22%

Raleigh County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Raleigh County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,748$60,110
Families$55,787$69,850
Married Families$72,336$84,021
Non Families$23,268$37,369
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Income by Household Type

Raleigh County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.0%

Male Marriage Rate

50.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Raleigh County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Raleigh County, West Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Raleigh County, West Virginia Marital Status

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5,762

Number of Veterans

5,363

Male Veterans

399

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,208
First Gulf War1,170
Second Gulf War907
Korea582
World War II146

Raleigh County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,891
35 to 541,437
75+1,240
55 to 64731
18 to 34463

Raleigh County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5,0349.54%
Black3958.29%
Hispanic17118.83%
2+ Races14417.89%
Other Race12839.75%
Asian375.93%
Native American2410.91%

Raleigh County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Raleigh County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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7.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Raleigh County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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50.7%

Labor Force Participation

46.6%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Raleigh County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Raleigh County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Raleigh County, West Virginia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.75%

Born in Raleigh County, West Virginia

98.50%

Native Born

1.50%

Foreign Born

0.77%

Non Citizen

0.73%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.50% of Raleigh County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 77.75% having been born in West Virginia. 0.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Raleigh County, West Virginia Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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